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Calamity Studio is the home of veteran freelance Director/Director of Photography, Paul Russell.


Paul is a film-making all-rounder who, in addition to Calamity Studio's output, frequently works with production houses all over South East Asia and the Middle East to produce corporate comms works - from scriptwriting to directing or as Director of Photography - sometimes all three.

Kita Ok!

A social movement to bring Malaysians together.


Produced by Shiroku Productions.

Executive Producer: Peter Chin

Producer: Jeremy M Smith

Director, Mark Lee

Director of Photography, Paul Russell


Senior Line Producer: Mira Amin

Line Producer: YeeShern Lim

Assistant: Yap Xhian Way & Vernon Max

Editor: Kiang Hy

Audio Sound Mix: Stanley Fam


The Returning Teaser Trailer

Director/DoP Paul Russell


Introducing the trailer for our new short film, The Returning, which is already picking up accolades in international film festivals.

A bittersweet love story unfolds when a widower's wife returns from the grave.


Fairil Imran Desa

Leila Louise Fitton

Based on the story 'The Man on the 22nd Floor' by Tunku Halim

Winner, Southern Shorts Awards, Summer 2017

Awards of Merit to Paul Russell for Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Music, Producer,

Award of Excellence to Fancy Rosie for Production Design

Corporate / TVC Reel

Paul's Cinematography Reels

Music Video Reel

Narrative Reel


Images and Videos © Paul Russell and/or
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